5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Clean Your Roof Yourself

Many homeowners in the Tampa Bay area enjoy DIY projects. They believe they can save a few dollars by doing it themselves, and they enjoy the rewarding feeling and satisfaction of getting outside on a hot Florida day and sweating it up. In Florida, we grow mold like nobody’s business, so our patios, pool decks, driveways, sidewalks, and pool cages need to be cleaned every few months to look beautiful and new all the time. And while it’s possible to clean many of them yourself, we would encourage you to not wash your roof by yourself. Cleaning your roof is essential, though, to extend the lifespan of your roof/shingles. So what is one to do? Hire a professional. Here are some reasons you may want to consider hiring a professional like First Response Pressure Wash to clean your roof with a low-pressure wash.

Keep reading to find out why you shouldn’t clean your roof yourself.

You Shouldn’t Clean Your own roof because you could fall

Falls from roofs account for more than 1/3 of construction fatalities, and this is professionals, not do-it-yourselfers.

It’s dangerous to clean your own roof because of insects

You may not know that you have wasps, hornets or other stinging insects up there or in trees over your house. When you get up there, they may get irritated by your presence and sting you causing you to lose your balance and fall.

Professionals have experience in low-pressure roof cleaning

To the untrained eye, you may not notice potential roof problems lurking, but since we see these things regularly, we can point them out to you when we spot them. For example:

  • A likely weak spot
  • A leak or possible leak
  • Areas in need of repair
  • Signs the roof needs replacement

Cleaning your own roof may not prove to be less expensive

If you are a “do it yourselfer,” you might argue that hiring a professional will be a waste of money. If you are inclined to thinking this way, please consider the time and money involved when you do it yourself. You have to rent the equipment, buy the cleaning products, and figure out how to get all of that up on the roof. Then you have to spend the time necessary to do the job, and despite giving it your best effort, you still might fall short of a great job. We would love to do it for you, and as a professional, we will be able to do it the right way. So consider hiring First Response Pressure Wash next time you need your roof cleaned.

Roof Cleaning takes a lot of time 

Your time is worth something. On the roof after work or over the weekend is probably not exactly most people’s idea of fun. This process will take the average homeowner a lot more time than they expect it to, and maybe much more complicated than they anticipate. Hire us, and we will get the job done for you promptly, and you will be delighted with the results. You will be able to spend your time with friends and family doing what you want to do and come home to a beautifully cleaned roof.


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